Mary Ann Bolger will be speaking at the conference Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800 at the National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD, 13-15 October, 2016. Mary Ann's paper looks at lettering in commemoration and considers, among other things, the problem of spelling mistakes in carved inscriptions...
Full details of the conference are available at: https://makingmemoryconference.wordpress.com
A brief summary appears below:
This is a cross-disciplinary conference on visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland since c.1800. Speakers will address how objects, images, spaces and material practices have worked and been understood to create and maintain memory in Ireland from c.1800 to the present day. By encompassing public and private modes of remembrance, the conference aims to enhance our understanding of how the past is encountered and used in a number of registers including the monumental, critical, emotional and affective. Speakers include researchers from Design History, Geography, Philosophy, Fine Art Practice, Literary Studies, Archaeology, Museology and History.
Making Memory is convened by Dr. Lisa Godson (National College of Art & Design) and funded by the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ scheme #loveirishresearch.